Designer Ingrid Brandth was inspired by her grandfather, “based many of his ideas on excitement, humor and secrets,” to create this neat piece of furniture.
At first glance, it may look like the plainest of tables, but there is more to it than meets the eye…
21-year old YouTube user smartkid82504 made this awesome stop motion film as his final project in his “Art and Alternative Media” class. Here’s what we might get if we mashed two Mario games together:
Before you get overly excited, let me tell you now that barely anything happens in this very short film.
It is widely believed (by the writer of the Wikipedia article on cross-stitch) that cross-stitch was traditionally used merely to embellish household cloths like tablecloths or dishcloths. Cloths cloths cloths. What a weird word. Anyway the structure of the aida cloth used in cross-stitching made it easy to form floral and geometric patterns, but eventually people began making all sorts of images using the style, and not just for adding a bit of life to ordinary linen but also to make decorations meant to be displayed and appreciated on its own.
Die-hard Final Fantasy VII fans may be clamoring for a current gen version of the classic RPG, but apparently in China, people are buying the remaining units of NESes in the world, and so de-makes are all the rage.
Monster Hunter 3 is the best selling third-party Wii game in Japan, and to ensure that the coming North American and European versions enjoy the same success, Capcom has started revving up the hype machine. So Monster Hunters, ready your keyboards, hold tight to your mice, and venture out to the wilderness of twitter and Facebook, for there you will find Ironbeard McCullough aka The Master Hunter, “a proud and distinguished hunter from the bustling town of Rockrack,” whose “blade has drawn true through hide, tooth and scale.”
That’s Ironbeard right there, the menacing dragon on the right.
Last year, a law was passed in France that, simply put, allows the government to screen the Internet usage of its citizens (supposedly) to watch out for copyright infringement. Using a three strikes rule, French citizens who are accused of online piracy for a third time will be sent to court, where a judge can give them a fine, or even disconnect them from the Internet.
Unless of course the bullies in your area are gamers as well, in which case they’ll just ask that you hand this vest over to them. Or else.
For those too young to know, the vest features a screenshot from World 1-1 of Super Mario Bros.
Christopher Hyde of Critical Distance was dissatisfied with a lot of the so-called “AAA games” released last year, on account of them being too expensive and …too long? While Hyde didn’t point out any specific games, and his problem with their length is puzzling to say the least, his disappointment has led him to point out 99 free and “pretty darned spectacular” games that can be found on the Internet.
The folks at Dream Cheeky are probably not aware that there are several, less distracting email notifiers that don’t take up one of your precious USB ports. While other companies at CES showcased mouth-watering 3D TVs and laptops that turn into tablets, Dream Cheeky brought a USB webmail notifier, which they call the “USB Webmail Notifier.”
Here’s how it’s supposed to come in handy: “This mail notifier connects to your private e-mail account, when you cannot, to let you know when you have mail!
Designer Ryan McElhinney must be a fan of Katamari Damacy; some of his lovely creations are basically huge mishmashes of toys that form what would mundane or traditional household fixtures, like this grandfather clock.
McElhinney uses recycled toys for his creations, bonded together (with a katamari?)
At the Tokyo Fiber SENSEWARE, the same exhibit that gave us those creepy robot pillow vacuums, Nissan Motor and the Hara Design Institute Nippon Design Center also showed off another weird concept: a model of a car that can smile, i.e.
…but not the coke that Scarface likes; this cellphone runs on Coca-Cola. Actually it doesn’t just do Coke, it also gets pumped up on other sugary fluids.
Designed by Daizi Zheng, the cellphone’s fuel cells generate electricity from sugar, which isn’t exactly groundbreaking tech, but it’s not widely used either.
In terms of funny video game company correspondence, I don’t think it gets better than Valve’s multi-purpose mail-outs. Now Atlus is also trying to spice up their press releases, as shown by this e-mail that Aeropause‘s Adam Englebright received:
The email’s continued below, but I think you get why I said that they’re trying.
These guys made (no they did not!
I hate you Xeni Jardin; I hate you and your article’s deceptive title! Nice find though: Google set up a very detailed and very large model of their “not blow-you-away good looking” Nexus One phone. It even has the same ports and the camera and flash – albeit the last two were only painted on the thing.
The screen is awesome though, and the tiny trackball at the bottom works to some extent.